Laser therapy for snoring is a non-invasive medical procedure that uses a laser to reduce or eliminate snoring. The laser is directed at the back of the throat, specifically the uvula and soft palate, and heats up the tissue, causing it to shrink and stiffen. This reduces the amount of tissue that vibrates during breathing, which is the main cause of snoring.
Laser therapy for snoring is typically performed is performed at our dental office and does not require general anesthesia. You will be given a local anesthetic to numb the back of the throat, and then the laser is applied to the target tissue. The entire procedure usually takes about 30 minutes.
The effectiveness of laser therapy for snoring varies from person to person, and some individuals may require multiple treatments to achieve the desired results. However, laser therapy is generally considered a safe and effective option for individuals who snore due to excess tissue in the throat.
It is important to note that laser therapy for snoring is not a permanent solution, and snoring may return over time as the tissue in the throat continues to relax and lose stiffness. As with any medical procedure, it is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of laser therapy for snoring with your dentist before undergoing treatment.